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(Guardian)   ...and the host of the 2029 Asian Winter Games is... Saudi Arabia, which has no winter   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-10-04 8:52:14 AM  
Neom is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's most ambitious project under the kingdom's Vision 2030 development plan to reduce reliance on oil and transform the economy, including by developing sports.

That's nonsense.  Sports doesn't generate economic growth.  It consumes it.
 
2022-10-04 8:52:49 AM  
Stupid. What's next, a World Cup in Qatar?
 
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2022-10-04 9:00:34 AM  
It's Saudi Arabia. If they can make islands, they can make winters
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-04 9:01:01 AM  

151: It's Saudi Arabia. If they can make islands, they can make winters


shiat, might be thinking of UAE. Carry on.
 
2022-10-04 9:02:31 AM  
The Bonesaw Games?
 
2022-10-04 9:18:13 AM  
Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.
 
2022-10-04 9:34:22 AM  

Snapper Carr: Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.


"We accept cash, credit, blood diamonds, and bitcoin."

Their motto is the same thing, but in Latin.
 
2022-10-04 9:50:58 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Snapper Carr: Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.

"We accept cash, credit, blood diamonds, and bitcoin."

Their motto is the same thing, but in Latin.


What's Latin for Bitcoin?
 
2022-10-04 9:55:04 AM  

ArkPanda: Olympic Trolling Judge: Snapper Carr: Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.

"We accept cash, credit, blood diamonds, and bitcoin."

Their motto is the same thing, but in Latin.

What's Latin for Bitcoin?


Nequam
 
2022-10-04 9:56:46 AM  

ArkPanda: Olympic Trolling Judge: Snapper Carr: Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.

"We accept cash, credit, blood diamonds, and bitcoin."

Their motto is the same thing, but in Latin.

What's Latin for Bitcoin?


frenum nummum.  Wrong kind of bit, but it's fun to say
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2022-10-04 10:07:10 AM  
Winter sports are mostly just for displaying affluence anyway.  Like dressage, but with ice instead of horse shiat.
 
2022-10-04 10:08:29 AM  
I'm looking forward to the women's 200 meter run from the cops because your not wearing a Hijab competition.
 
2022-10-04 10:22:24 AM  

macadamnut: Winter sports are mostly just for displaying affluence anyway.  Like dressage, but with ice instead of horse shiat.


Ice Polo would be amazing to watch.
 
2022-10-04 12:01:39 PM  

macadamnut: Winter sports are mostly just for displaying affluence anyway.  Like dressage, but with ice instead of horse shiat.


Have to wonder how many champion skiers are townies vs. rich kids who can fly back and forth between the mountain and home.  Especially if the skiers parent's are *in* town because they  are such serious skiers themselves.  And as far as the Austrians are concerned, I'm guessing *everyone* is a townie (and the champs are likely rich) because the whole place is in the Alps.

I know hockey is expensive in the states, but didn't it used to be "a way off the farm" in Canada (and probably East Europe)?  Is it still that way?

The rest of the events are almost certainly rich-only.  Can't imagine what the bobsled costs.  Of course in the US *all* sports are getting expensive.  I'm wondering how many parents pay more for coaching than the scholarships the kids eventually get.  Serious coaching and travel teams aren't cheap.  And good luck getting to the top tier without them.
 
2022-10-04 12:13:45 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Have to wonder how many champion skiers are townies vs. rich kids who can fly back and forth between the mountain and home. Especially if the skiers parent's are *in* town because they are such serious skiers themselve


It'll all get settled at the big ski race where the Townies can save their rec center if they win.
 
2022-10-04 1:57:19 PM  
This is smart. In twenty years all winter olympic games will either be 15k up in the Himalayas or indoors. They'll have the patents and know-how for building sites around the world
 
2022-10-04 4:32:35 PM  

ArkPanda: Olympic Trolling Judge: Snapper Carr: Guess what?

The IOC likes suitcases full of money just as much as FIFA.

"We accept cash, credit, blood diamonds, and bitcoin."

Their motto is the same thing, but in Latin.

What's Latin for Bitcoin?


Caveat emptor
 
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